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(The New York Times)   NY Times' metalhead readers demand precision: "An obituary on Saturday about the guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founder of the band Slayer, misspelled the name of one of the bands with which Slayer has toured. It is Megadeth, not Megadeath"   (nytimes.com) divider line 194
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2013-05-07 11:57:38 AM  
 
2013-05-07 11:57:39 AM  

big pig peaches: The spider bite. The Dr's catch all phrase for "we don't have a farking clue what you have".


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-07 11:58:19 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy


I think that vocal style worked to perfection in Kill Again, but on Divine Intervention it's too shouty for me, though that's probably the only Slayer song I don't like, and the only thing I don't like about it is the vocals. South of Heaven has probably the least angry-word-saying vocal style.
 
2013-05-07 11:59:04 AM  

Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles


It's funny that you haven't heard how great arcade fire is
 
kab
2013-05-07 12:01:44 PM  

Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles


I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.
 
2013-05-07 12:01:51 PM  
Also:

rathergood.com
 
2013-05-07 12:02:24 PM  
Man, they must've been pulling out their wiry pube-beards in rage...
 
2013-05-07 12:03:27 PM  

skullkrusher: ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy

it varies from album to album. Reign in Blood was very raw but also gave birth to one of the greatest metal riffs of all time in Raining Blood. So good, in fact, that they just slowed it down and made it the riff for South of Heaven as well.

SoH and Seasons in the Abyss are a lot more accessible I think. If you haven't tried either of those, I highly recommend them.
Build up the Slayer tolerance and then try the earlier stuff and the heavier later stuff. Just avoid Divine Intervention cuz that album sucks


I wouldn't rank it even in their top five, but I certainly wouldn't say it sucks.  Definitely check out the others first.  World Painted Blood is really awesome and I'd say probably top three for me right now.
 
2013-05-07 12:03:37 PM  
Funny thing about that: there once was a band named Megadeath. They sued Megadeth over the name--they got there first, and had the rejection letters to prove it!

Megadeth paid them to go away. So no Megadeath v. Megadeth trial saga.
 
2013-05-07 12:04:04 PM  

skullkrusher: browntimmy: I'm rather surprised at the attention this is getting. I even overheard a couple of the 50-something year olds in my office going, "DId you hear the guitarist from Slayer died?" I remember when Layne Staley died there was barely a peep, and he was the frontman of a band that was probably as popular if not more so overall.

Alice in Chains had faded a ton by the time Staley died. Plus Slayer has been far more influential than AiC was. Not to mention far more awesomer


i LOVE aic. i am NOT a fan of slayer. however, EVERY hard rock and metal act for the last 25 years apparently cites slayer as an influence. aic has been influential, but not to anything near that extent.
 
2013-05-07 12:04:31 PM  

kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.


Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace
 
2013-05-07 12:05:22 PM  
RIP Legendary Strummer!
 
2013-05-07 12:05:44 PM  
Slayer has some good songs and so does Megadeth.
I listen to them, but they certainly aren't the best bands out there. They are average.
 
2013-05-07 12:06:06 PM  

thecpt: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

It's funny that you haven't heard how great arcade fire is


kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.


woosh
/joke
//over heads
///so on and so forth
 
2013-05-07 12:06:31 PM  

Carn: skullkrusher: ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy

it varies from album to album. Reign in Blood was very raw but also gave birth to one of the greatest metal riffs of all time in Raining Blood. So good, in fact, that they just slowed it down and made it the riff for South of Heaven as well.

SoH and Seasons in the Abyss are a lot more accessible I think. If you haven't tried either of those, I highly recommend them.
Build up the Slayer tolerance and then try the earlier stuff and the heavier later stuff. Just avoid Divine Intervention cuz that album sucks

I wouldn't rank it even in their top five, but I certainly wouldn't say it sucks.  Definitely check out the others first.  World Painted Blood is really awesome and I'd say probably top three for me right now.


I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)
 
2013-05-07 12:09:48 PM  

skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace


Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.
 
2013-05-07 12:10:36 PM  

bungle_jr: thecpt: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

It's funny that you haven't heard how great arcade fire is

kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

woosh
/joke
//over heads
///so on and so forth


Aahh poo. Moar spelling errors.
 
2013-05-07 12:11:34 PM  
i hope the westboro baptist church pickets hanneman's funeral soooooooooo much.

it be just beautiful to see metalheads stomping on them... it's what everyone wants but is too scared to do... the world would love us forever :)
 
2013-05-07 12:12:39 PM  

HighZoolander: ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy

I think that vocal style worked to perfection in Kill Again, but on Divine Intervention it's too shouty for me, though that's probably the only Slayer song I don't like, and the only thing I don't like about it is the vocals. South of Heaven has probably the least angry-word-saying vocal style.


Hell, you can actually whistle along to Playing With Dolls
 
2013-05-07 12:14:24 PM  
skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)


So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.
 
2013-05-07 12:14:47 PM  

skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy

it varies from album to album. Reign in Blood was very raw but also gave birth to one of the greatest metal riffs of all time in Raining Blood. So good, in fact, that they just slowed it down and made it the riff for South of Heaven as well.

SoH and Seasons in the Abyss are a lot more accessible I think. If you haven't tried either of those, I highly recommend them.
Build up the Slayer tolerance and then try the earlier stuff and the heavier later stuff. Just avoid Divine Intervention cuz that album sucks

I wouldn't rank it even in their top five, but I certainly wouldn't say it sucks.  Definitely check out the others first.  World Painted Blood is really awesome and I'd say probably top three for me right now.

I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)


Ok, I agree with everything you just said so \m/.  If Divine Intervention is Slayer's worst, they are light years ahead of most bands.  Kataklysm, your next album better not suck.   This was the first song of theirs I heard.  Skip to 1:00 for thrashy mega goodness.
 
2013-05-07 12:15:29 PM  

Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.


hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety
 
2013-05-07 12:15:31 PM  

Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles


Who the hell are the Beetles?
 
2013-05-07 12:16:31 PM  

rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.


I am pretty sure their whole catalog is on Spotify. Get off that Pandora crap
 
2013-05-07 12:17:29 PM  

rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.


The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.
 
2013-05-07 12:18:04 PM  

4NTLRZ: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

Who the hell are the Beetles?


bungle_jr: thecpt: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

It's funny that you haven't heard how great arcade fire is

kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

woosh
/joke
//over heads
///so on and so forth

 
2013-05-07 12:19:18 PM  

12349876: rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.

The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.


i use rhapsody and love it. it's compatible with my sansa, so that helps a lot
 
2013-05-07 12:19:21 PM  

kab: And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me. Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.


And you just proved you know jack about music, let alone the band you're trying to cut down.

Originally, Marty did all the solo work with Dave playing harmonizing backup, excepting a few songs.

No other guitarist in Megadeth since can even get CLOSE to Friedman, so Dave has to do all the work.
 
2013-05-07 12:22:06 PM  

skullkrusher: browntimmy: I'm rather surprised at the attention this is getting. I even overheard a couple of the 50-something year olds in my office going, "DId you hear the guitarist from Slayer died?" I remember when Layne Staley died there was barely a peep, and he was the frontman of a band that was probably as popular if not more so overall.

Alice in Chains had faded a ton by the time Staley died. Plus Slayer has been far more influential than AiC was. Not to mention far more awesomer


I don't think I've ever heard Slayer played on the radio in my city (St. Louis), while Alice In Chains still gets played daily on both the alternative station and the classic/modern rock station.
 
2013-05-07 12:22:12 PM  

khyberkitsune: kab: And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me. Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

And you just proved you know jack about music, let alone the band you're trying to cut down.

Originally, Marty did all the solo work with Dave playing harmonizing backup, excepting a few songs.

No other guitarist in Megadeth since can even get CLOSE to Friedman, so Dave has to do all the work.


that, and dave is a great guitarist. i don't know about others being able to "play circles around him"...dude can hold his own. there's a reason he was the guitarist for metallica. it's a shame they couldn't keep it together and keep him in the band. kirk is really good but i prefer dave's playing.
 
2013-05-07 12:23:49 PM  

skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety


Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years.  Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so.  Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo.  Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then.  I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton.  I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.
 
2013-05-07 12:27:11 PM  

skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety


Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit
 
2013-05-07 12:27:54 PM  

bungle_jr: 12349876: rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.

The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.

i use rhapsody and love it. it's compatible with my sansa, so that helps a lot


cdn.24.co.za

I'd be compatible with her too

/in a year
 
2013-05-07 12:28:47 PM  

HighZoolander: skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety

Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit


dammit, forgot them too. Feel the Fire is STILL one of my favorite albums of all time.. FFS, my farking screen name is from an Overkill song :)
 
2013-05-07 12:29:35 PM  
I also want to add that if you missed that Megadeath-Beetles joke upthread please get off the internet, you're making it worse.
 
2013-05-07 12:29:46 PM  

skullkrusher: bungle_jr: 12349876: rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.

The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.

i use rhapsody and love it. it's compatible with my sansa, so that helps a lot

[cdn.24.co.za image 626x416]

I'd be compatible with her too

/in a year


i do not know who she is...but by your "in a year" comment i'm assuming she's 17? doesn't look it, if so.
 
2013-05-07 12:29:52 PM  

Carn: Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years. Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so. Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo. Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then. I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton. I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.


objectively, you're probably right but I grew up on MoP, RtL and KEA so they hold a sentimental spot
 
2013-05-07 12:30:36 PM  

bungle_jr: skullkrusher: bungle_jr: 12349876: rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.

The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.

i use rhapsody and love it. it's compatible with my sansa, so that helps a lot

[cdn.24.co.za image 626x416]

I'd be compatible with her too

/in a year

i do not know who she is...but by your "in a year" comment i'm assuming she's 17? doesn't look it, if so.


hehe she plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Yeah, she's 17 but I swear she told me she was 21
 
2013-05-07 12:31:41 PM  

skullkrusher: bungle_jr: skullkrusher: bungle_jr: 12349876: rcuhljr: skullkrusher:
I've tried over and over again to like DI. It's just never worked out for me. The songs don't seem to have any structure to them and it just gives me a big meh. Worst Slayer album, imo. WPB is great. As is God Hates Us All.
Few metal bands have put out pretty consistently good albums over the span of 30 years. Even Maiden has put out some clunkers. I'll give Slayer a pass on their one misstep (again, imo)

So I enjoy slayer quite a bit, however outside of the three albums I actually own everything I hear from them I find via Pandora, so I recognize song titles but not really albums. I had to pull up the song list because invariably I must have heard and thumbed up things songs. Look over the list, nada, nothing rings a bell. It's like pandora doesn't even cross suggest songs from that album. Listened to the title track and was unimpressed, I'm just going to go back to pretending this album doesn't exist.

The solution here is ditch Pandora and use a streaming service that lets you listen to full albums.

i use rhapsody and love it. it's compatible with my sansa, so that helps a lot

[cdn.24.co.za image 626x416]

I'd be compatible with her too

/in a year

i do not know who she is...but by your "in a year" comment i'm assuming she's 17? doesn't look it, if so.

hehe she plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Yeah, she's 17 but I swear she told me she was 21


somehow i figured she was on g.o.t.
i've never watched that show
 
2013-05-07 12:33:29 PM  

big pig peaches: The spider bite. The Dr's catch all phrase for "we don't have a farking clue what you have".


More like a musician's catch-all to take the blame off a lifetime of intravenous drug and alcohol abuse that lead to liver issues that increase the risk of necrotizing fasciitis.
 
2013-05-07 12:40:24 PM  

khyberkitsune: Originally, Marty did all the solo work with Dave playing harmonizing backup, excepting a few songs.


Uh... no he didn't. He did a LOT of solo work but Dave did a good percentage himself. It was also humorous hearing Marty's hyper technical/slippery/high velocity licks followed by Dave's comparatively ham fisted blues/rock based solos. Dave is a good player but his strengths in the old days was his aggressive rhythms. Marty destroyed him and Dave even admitted that the first time Marty showed up he felt like a beginner again. But he busted his own balls, learned what he could from Marty and got a lot better. His soloing got a lot smoother after Rust in Peace.

/learned how to play guitar by jamming out to Megadeth/Metallica
//Friedman is inhuman
 
2013-05-07 12:44:57 PM  
khyberkitsune:
And you just proved you know jack about music, let alone the band you're trying to cut down.

Originally, Marty did all the solo work with Dave playing harmonizing backup, excepting a few songs.

No other guitarist in Megadeth since can even get CLOSE to Friedman, so Dave has to do all the work.


I get your point, but Marty was not the original guitarist. Chris Poland (and a couple others briefly) would like to have a word with you. They had been around for about 8 years and multiple albums before Marty joined up.
 
2013-05-07 12:54:58 PM  

Monster Island: I get your point, but Marty was not the original guitarist. Chris Poland (and a couple others briefly) would like to have a word with you. They had been around for about 8 years and multiple albums before Marty joined up.


Yeah, it's why Rust in Peace is ridiculously more technical than their previous work. Also Dave had just gotten sober and hadn't quite found Jebus yet. RiP is one of my favorite albums of all time... but I'm a guitar nerd. Most folks like the earlier stuff. Countdown on isn't really Megadeth anymore. Some good tunes but it just isn't the same.
 
2013-05-07 12:58:15 PM  

HighZoolander: skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety

Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit


Oooh definitely.   New Overkill is great too.
 
2013-05-07 01:00:23 PM  

skullkrusher: Carn: Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years. Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so. Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo. Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then. I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton. I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.

objectively, you're probably right but I grew up on MoP, RtL and KEA so they hold a sentimental spot


I understand and for me too.  Maybe I just can't get over Load and Reload.
 
2013-05-07 01:06:37 PM  

Carn: skullkrusher: Carn: Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years. Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so. Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo. Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then. I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton. I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.

objectively, you're probably right but I grew up on MoP, RtL and KEA so they hold a sentimental spot

I understand and for me too.  Maybe I just can't get over Load and Reload.


I hear ya dude. When Death Magnetic came out I was pretty excited because I heard a lot of talk about going back to their roots and all that. While it is certainly better than Load and Reload it just ain't the same. Heh, when I heard Load for the first time, I literally almost cried. Not sure if that's the least or most metal reaction ever but that's what happened.

I still have a perfect memory of the first time I heard Creeping Death live with the whole arena chanting "Die!" and James turning the microphone to the audience to sing the chorus to Seek and Destroy. Chills. Funny how some stuff sticks with you.
 
2013-05-07 01:12:12 PM  

skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: Carn: Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years. Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so. Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo. Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then. I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton. I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.

objectively, you're probably right but I grew up on MoP, RtL and KEA so they hold a sentimental spot

I understand and for me too.  Maybe I just can't get over Load and Reload.

I hear ya dude. When Death Magnetic came out I was pretty excited because I heard a lot of talk about going back to their roots and all that. While it is certainly better than Load and Reload it just ain't the same. Heh, when I heard Load for the first time, I literally almost cried. Not sure if that's the least or most metal reaction ever but that's what happened.

I still have a perfect memory of the first time I heard Creeping Death live with the whole arena chanting "Die!" and James turning the microphone to the audience to sing the chorus to Seek and Destroy. Chills. Funny how some stuff sticks with you.


Well I've seen them twice in the last few years, most recently when they toured with The Sword and Machinehead.  The only complaint with the last show was not enough from Ride the Lightning.  I think we got For Whom the Bell Tolls but that's it.  It was mostly early stuff and several from Death Magnetic which is a pretty decent album on the whole.  I listened to it a lot when it came out and I was just thankful to have a new not sucky Metallica album to listen to after all the major disappointments.  Who knows, maybe the next one will be good in 2015 or whenever.  Lars is such a douche canoe.
 
2013-05-07 01:13:18 PM  

Bloody William: Megadeth was awesome until Dave Mustaine went all Ted Nugent.


This!
( Dave, if you're listening, reality is calling, please come back)
 
2013-05-07 01:15:37 PM  

Carn: skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: Carn: Personally I'd knock Metallica down to four or maybe even lower due to their absolute lack of production in the last 20+ years. Death Magnetic was the sixth studio album, and while good, doesn't hold a candle to the music Exodus has put out in the last 9 years or so. Everything else Metallica has put out in the interim including St Anger is utter shiat imo. Yeah, first five were amazing, but all the other bands we're talking about have put out really good music since then. I agree with Lars and James and I'll add in loss of Cliff Burton. I don't think they ever could replace what he brought to the band musically.

objectively, you're probably right but I grew up on MoP, RtL and KEA so they hold a sentimental spot

I understand and for me too.  Maybe I just can't get over Load and Reload.

I hear ya dude. When Death Magnetic came out I was pretty excited because I heard a lot of talk about going back to their roots and all that. While it is certainly better than Load and Reload it just ain't the same. Heh, when I heard Load for the first time, I literally almost cried. Not sure if that's the least or most metal reaction ever but that's what happened.

I still have a perfect memory of the first time I heard Creeping Death live with the whole arena chanting "Die!" and James turning the microphone to the audience to sing the chorus to Seek and Destroy. Chills. Funny how some stuff sticks with you.

Well I've seen them twice in the last few years, most recently when they toured with The Sword and Machinehead.  The only complaint with the last show was not enough from Ride the Lightning.  I think we got For Whom the Bell Tolls but that's it.  It was mostly early stuff and several from Death Magnetic which is a pretty decent album on the whole.  I listened to it a lot when it came out and I was just thankful to have a new not sucky Metallica album to listen to after all the major disappointments.  Who knows, maybe the next one will b ...


We can only hope. The Sword and Machinehead are pretty darn good. I don't know a ton of their stuff but what I've heard, not bad at all
 
2013-05-07 01:15:40 PM  
Saw Megadeth on the Youthanasia tour with Flotasm and Jetsam, Korn and Fear Factory as the openers.  $20 to join the fan club and get to go backstage, where we were explicitly told we'd be booted if we asked any questions about Metallica.

/CSB
//Haven't listened to anything new without Menza
///Off my lawn
 
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